PART SUITE-A

Composer: 

Print Edition Price: 

$15.95 score

Year Authored (or revised): 

2013

Instrumentation : 

Piano

Duration (min): 

18:00

Movements-Titles: 

I. Passacaglialude
II. Lullabande
III. Scherzoid

First Performance: 

April 30, 2013

 Part Suite-a scrambles elements familiar from Baroque suites and partitas with other musical flavors.

The introductory "Passacaglialude" follows the usual form of a passacaglia, which is unified by a repeating bass line and series of chords. Here the seven-measure phrase consists of the same six-note chord throughout, in seven different voicings. The phrase gradually speeds up.

"Lullabande" features the strong second beat of the sarabande in a mostly serene lullaby.

"Scherzoid" is generally playful, in the manner of scherzo, though it is perhaps occasionally threatening, in a friendly sort of way.

Part Suite-a was written for Nadia Shpachenko, whose sparkling musicality is a constant inspiration.

Ensemble Type: 

solo keyboard
Internal Fields

Instrument: 

piano
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